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until we start making serious changes in education system and i think it's necessary, affirmative action is necessary for inclusion and for diverse environment in the university system. >> i think 'farmtive action has become a crutch that we aren't revisiting education and how we're failing so many of our kids. until we do that maybe we do need it but i think we have failed our kids by not improving education. >> there was a very interesting article in "the atlantic" which is progressive publication talking about how affirmative action was giving higher scores to latino kids and african americans and that they were showing up in school way behind their peers as a result because as you mentioned maybe the education system failed them. then doing very poorly, higher drop out rates, all that sort of thing. what do you think about the position that have article? >> i read the article i thought it was garbage, i think there were a lot of assumptions made that just don't match reality. i mean, i attended university and i think affirmative action enabled me to fully integrate in to the full pro
either because they are frustrated or because they want to get more training or education. some people are finding jobs. economists have looked at different calculations of which is the better factor -- the bigger factor, or people dropping out or getting more education and training and my understanding is that there are equal roles being played by each for spirit -- each force. but there are definitely some dropping out. some of that is the baby boom generation starting to retire. it may not be a "dropping out," but people choosing to retire and leave their jobs. some older people may have lost their jobs and cannot find new ones and are taking early social security benefits. there is some of that. host: mr. r doane, the labor force participation -- mr. nardone, a labor force position rick, please explain this. guest: the take the people who are employed in those who are unemployed and combine them and you get what is called the labour force. divide that by the population in at 16 and over and you're of the force participation rate. is the proportion of the population that is either e
such as education on minimizing intake, revamp of the fda process or streamlining the drug companies' procedures instd of just finding more money to pay for them? >> well, that's a great question. i think one of the problems we have, particularly for seniors, is there is no prescription drug coverage in medicare. and therefore, when they have to try to purchase drugshey do so on their own, there's no kind of collective bargaining, no power of purchasing among seniors. so i think step one to make sure prescription drugs is more affordable for seniors, and those are the folks who really rely upon prescription drugs a lot these days, is to reform the medicare system, is to have prescription drugs as an integral part of medicare once and for all. the problem we have today is like the patient's bill of rights, particularly with health care, there's a lot of bickering in washington, d.c. it's kind of like a political issue as opposed to a people issue. so what i want to do is i want to call upon republicans and democrats to forget all the arguing and finger pointing, and come together and take care of
an education. i think that that's an important part of being a parent. i -- if the question -- if you're -- maybe i get it wrong. are you suggesting that if somebody has means that the national doesn't affect them? >> well, what i'm saying --- >> i'm not sure i get it. help me with the question and i'll try to answer it. >> well, i've had friends that have been laid off from jobs. i know people who cannot afford to pay the mortgage on their homes; they're car payment. i have personal problems with the national debt. but how has it affected you? and if you have no experience in it, how can you help us if you don't know what we're feeling? >> i think she means more the recession, the economic problems today the country faces rather than the deficit. >> well, you ought to -- you ought to be in the white house for a day and hear what i hear and see what i see and read the mail i read and touch the people that i touch from time to time. i was in the lomax a.m.e. church. it's a black church just outside of washington, d.c. and i read in the -- in the bulletin about teen-age pregnancies, abo
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of the debate. >> reporter: montgomery county educators as well as business and elected leaders came to campus today to make a point. supporters of question 7 say expanded gambling will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for education. money being spent by maryland residents in the casinos of neighboring states. >> there was a study that came out today that suggested $1.2 billion that marylanders are spending, that marylanders are spending in west virginia. >> reporter: the event took place at the university of maryland at shady grove. >> the university border reached a decision in support. the moneys coming in will be supporting education, education capital budgets. so this is important. >> reporter: we requested a response from the group opposing question 7. get the facts. vote no on 7 says just because money goes to the education trust fund doesn't mean that it will get to maryland kids. new revenues would be used for increased education funding. last week, this group of clergy and communicate activists in prince george's county said no to question 7. they don't want a casino built at nat
of doctors, farm subsidies, education loans for middle class students, certainly not defense. >> many of the states are in the same boat, facing huge deficits with few prospects for cutting, which is why washington state is joining the movement across the country to tax the rich. >> hey, everybody. >> voters will decide on initiative 1098 that would create an income tax but only on the wealthy, of whom there are many: 133,000 millionaires and 7 billionaires, including bill gates of microsoft. >> thank you. >> his father, bill gates, sr., has poured his own money into backing initiative 1098. >> some people say initiative 1098 is about soaking the rich. >> the tax would bring in $3 billion a year to be spent mainly on education, which has suffered cutbacks as the state reels under a massive deficit. >> vote yes on 1098. it's good for washington. >> washington is one of only seven states without any income tax. the proposal would create a 5% rate on income over $200,000 for individuals and $400,000 for couples. a 9% rate kicks in at $1/2 million on individuals and $1 million for couples
and father, months of brokenness, sacrificing her education. the people of richmond hill, georgia, and the surrounding areas, welcomed matthew home with tears, flags, and salutes. the streets were line for 17 miles from the airport to the church. local choirs joined to sing at his memorial service at the midwestist church that helped raced him. a local boy execute troop clenchinged pencils and papers and sent them to afghanistan. jim had a vision and the matthew freeman project began. he dedicated time and energy to produce a short film that launched the project on memorial day, 2010. the project has sent over seven tons of supplies to our marines in afghanistan for human tear efforts. matthew's city, and our great arm would bases, and the savannah air guard, have helped me heal by supporting the math few freeway -- freeman project, and the 5k run for peace. last night i dedicated a memorial in our town, to captain matthew freeman joe jacket proudly announced the scholarship we're starting for the siblings of the fallen in combat. these are the forgotten mourners who sacrifice or
was at the top for education for the kids in his state. we know he has a record that he can bring to the rost of the country and we know he is a leader and not a politician and that's what we need in america. [applause] then look at paul ryan and you look at biden, oh my god. you know you sit there and you look at how intelligent and professional and what a respectful human being pool ryan was being during that and giving good information and good facts and all you could do is look at vice president biden and think what is so funny in reference to the security of our nation, what is so funny about making promises and not following through with a single one of them. do you remember president obama said he was going to cut -- he was going to cut the deficit in half during his first four years. did he do that? no, e he didn't. he said he was going to address immigration during his first year. he hasn't even touched it until the last few weeks in order to do a political gain playing with the his panics in this country only because it's time to run for office and because i'm facing a tough electio
and education, hall said this about scientists who come before his committee to talk about the reality of climate change. quote, i think we ought to listen to them. i just don't think we ought to mind them. that's a thinker. their colleague, jim sensenbrenner, has called the idea of climate change an international conspiracy and scientific fascism. heard enough? don't forget about todd akin. he has a slot on the science committee, he and his theory that in legitimate cases of rape the woman can't get pregnant. >>> up next, republicans probably figured they had the senate seat in arizona all wrapped up, but richard carmona has come out of nowhere and coming on strong. now we have a race out there. richard carmona joins us next. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> welcome back to "hardball." arizona's democratic senate candidate richard carmona has an inspiring biography that's nearly cuss mom made for politics. he dropped out of high school, went to vietnam, and became a decorated combat veteran. he got a ged, got a medical degree, and went on to become surgeon gener
about education and i know what he has said about education. and almost every woman with a child cares about education and cares about health care. so those are the two main issues that women are concerned about. >> reporter: so an eager crowd here waiting for the first lady. she should be on stage in the next few minutes. we'll bring you her remarks. julie cary, news4. >>> a federal judge today scolded the former d.c. county chair for disobeying court orders. brown plead guilty to a felony this summer and was supposed to check in by tephone each week. but he didn't. tom sherwood is here now with the story. >> you can ask any lawyer, if you're facing the jail sentence, you don't want to anger the judge. >> reporter: kwame brown was ordered to court tuesday for failing to check in weekly before he sentenced in november for a felony branch fraud. last summer brown, a former rising star in city politics, resigned his chairmanship and left city politics. his career in ruins. at his guilty plea last summer, he promised to coop. but judge richard leon was told tuesday, he had three times fai
for girls to get an education has been shot and seriously wounded. she was on her way home from school when gunmen opened fire on her schoolus, shooting her in the head and neck. she survived and the doctors say she is out of danger. >> liberal that defied the taliban. she was shot at close range for standing up against militants and insisting that girls have the right to go to school. this was her and her beloved classroom when they tried to take it from her. she refused to back down. in 2009, militants controlling the valley decreed that girls' schools must close. then just 11, she voiced her opposition written under a pen name. this was her injury for january 3. >> i was very scared of getting ready for school today because they announced that the girls should stopped going. our teacher told us that if we come, we should not wear a school uniform and where normal clothes. only 11 attended class today. >> after the militants were driven out, they campaigned for recognition for girls. letting the current glut -- recognition and threats. she will fight on if she makes a good recovery. >> sh
removed a bullet from the injured schoolgirl and education rights campaigner malala yousafzai. the 14-year-old was shot in the head on tuesday on her way home from school in the northwest region. the taliban, will pose girls attending school, have said they carried out the attack. for more on this story we can speak to the bbc's aleem maqbool ashais on his way to push war. >> we are just outside the combined military office, which is where she is being treated. we have spoken to one of her cousins who says that she is stable. a few hours after the attack on yesterday the situation became very critical and there were very worried. but there was an operation overnight and the bullet was removed. for the time being it does appear she is stable. doctors have been warning that she is not get out of danger. >> i have been reading there's been lots of condemnation of what took place. do you think this will have a wider effect on the way in which people view the taliban, on the way people view islamic extremism? >> there has been occasion where that has happened, where a particular case has galvan
to silence the teenager because she has been speaking out in favor of educating girls. her name is malala, and today doctors removed a bullet from her shoulder. they say she is in stable condition. cnn's re sfwl a saya got an interview with the teen type offist a year ago. listen. >> so why do you risk your life to raise your voice? >> because i thought that my people need me, and i shall raise my voice because if i didn't raise my voice, when will i raise my voice? >> some people might say you're 14. you don't have any rights. you just have to listen to mom and dad. >> i have rights. i have the right of education. i have the right to play. i have the right to sing. i have the right to traumati i have the right to go to market. i have the right to speak. >> what if a girl says i'm afraid, i just want to stay in my room? >> i'll tell her don't don't stay in your room because god will ask you on the day of judgment where were you when your people were asking you, when your school fellows were asking you, and when your school was asking you that i am being blown up. when your people need you
and regards to tax policy. because an educated person, they know that the mass does not add up. host: thank you. this story from the washington post. plan would do little to lower tax rates. -- wilmington, delaware. dave on our line for democrats. caller: thank you for taking my call. a want to make two comments. first of all, in the last vice presidential debate, the moderator seem to have more control from the fact that the men were sitting at a table. and that close proximity to -- i gather that the attention to the moderator was better, versus the first debate were there was a distance between the speakers. and jim lehrer had much more trouble trying to control the debate. the second thing come on the first debate jim lehrer was asking each of the candidates to speak about the differences that they feel that they have with the other candidate. and sort of a different type of question, much more interruption. host: what you think of the choice of the four moderators? bobb and mandy coming up? >> fantastic. and i look forward to the town hall format. which gets more of the town hall and a
. it is the people in the middle, the independents, that have to get educated on the way they vote. and not be swayed by these negative ads and all the money put into these ads. hopefully, they will study the issues and realize the average person out there is supported by the democrats and not the rich republicans. host: let's hear from a republican from california, good morning. how affective do think political ads are? caller: think it is about finding a balance between the pacs and the candidates. i have a lot of friends to think the negative ads go too far. when they actually attack the candidate with the facts, i think they are effected. host: looking back at this "new york daily news" story - she's a single mother and one of the undecided voters. neil, fort lauderdale, independent college. caller: i'm not really an independent in view of the silly stuff going on. i fancied myself as a political agnostic. i believe that political campaign ads are effective if one has been in bed. -- inept. one can clearly know when one is being duped. the lady called from florida rick berg -- referred to indepen
decided that i can take this opportunity to grow and i can take this opportunity to educate and learn. i assure you that the opportunity that unfolded on september 8, 2009. it forever changed my existence and life. just imagine in 24 years old on a construction site one day. you get a call in your cell phone. someone telling you that you will receive the medal of honor. you're an overnight sensation. let me tell you, don't envy me. talk about pressure and stress. that goes back to that day. i'm just going to tell you how i really feel. i look at everything. the president called me, it all started off, he called me on my cell phone. and he said you know what, dakota, you are getting ready to receive the medal of honor. we need to start planning for it. if planning her wedding is like planning for the medal of honor ceremony, i'm out on the wedding. [laughter] i told him, you know, i said i don't want the medal, i don't feel like i deserved it. i started bargaining with him. i said he could give me a navy cross, and that we had to back and fight. so he said that's not what happened. the pr
campaigned for the education rights of girls is undergoing medical treatment after being shot. malalai yusufzai was on her way home from school in an area of northwest pakistan when an unidentified man stopped the vehicle is traveling in. one man reportedly ast malalai yusufzai by name, then shot her in the head and neck. another girl was shot in the hand. malalai yusufzai again international prominence after blogging for the bbc about life under the taliban. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in durango, colorado on our 100-city tour. first return to venezuela or president hugo chÁvez has won his fourth presidential election, defeating challenger henrique capriles in a race widely seen as chÁvez's strongest challenge since his first victory in 1998. chÁvez 154% of the vote, with henrique capriles gaining just under 45%. tens of thousands celebrated in the streets of the capital caracas after the results were announced. chÁvez held a replica of the sword of independence hero simon
a 14-year-old activist known for promoting girls' education. malala yousufzai was hit in the head and neck during the attack in the swat valley region. doctors said the wounds were not life-threatening. yousufzai spoke out on girls' education at a u.n. children's assembly last year. the taliban called her work "an obscenity" in a statement claiming responsibility for the attack. one out of every eight people on earth is going hungry, according to a u.n. report today. that comes to 870 million people, but it's far below the figure of one billion announced in 2009. the u.n. food and agriculture organization blamed flawed methodology and poor data for the earlier number, and it said the number of hungry people has been declining steadily in the past two decades. athens, greece, erupted in angry protests today against the visiting chancellor of germany, angela merkel. germany is the leading contributor to the greek bailout, but at a price that's embittered many greeks. we have a report from james mates of independent television news. . >> reporter: at the airport the welcome was warm.
was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. >> we will see the sunshine today but we have changes in the forecast as we head into tomorrow. right now we have a little bit of cloud cover and a chilly start to the morning. as we head into tonight mostly cloudy and the clouds will roll in. there's a storm system are tracking off the coastline and macy's some isolated showers as we head into the week. >> still looking at like conditions at the bay bridge in the westbound ride. there is no backup and the delay and lighter than usual traffic in the b
, "hidden dangers" in your home that kids can get into, and trying to be proactive in terms of educating yourself and them about those dangers. and they exist in some of the most unlikely places. i mean, kids do things that we would never imagine that they would venture into, simply because of their curiosity. other health hazards may be less obvious, as a number of famils in this chicago nehborod ned, when an enterprising pest control service started using a chemical designed for agricultural use to destroy their household pests. lton clark methylonsrgano-phatpestide. it has been in use as an agricultural product for probably four decades, and it's a chemical that has significant toxicity and also short life in the environment, which has made it a chemical of choice in agricultural use. the trouble was, mr. brown, the unlicensed pest exterminator, did not use methyl parathion for agricultural purposes, as instructed. he used it inside people's homes. the roaches was real, real bad in my house. real bad. so he came and sprayed. when he sprayed, they stayed gone about a year. there's no w
who get out, have enough of them that they are educating us about the truth of life in north korea. there've been several books published and we now have a much better picture of what the truth of the existence is there. but the north korean refugees are performing a second equally important function. i do believe more important. they are hoping their own information starved homeland, just as the world now knows more about north koreans, north koreans still far more about the period. this is to thanks to the efforts of north koreans who have escaped. how did they do that? think a minute. an immigrant. with the first thing he wants to do? he wants to let his family back home know he's okay and tell them about his new life. before a north korean who wants to do that, it's next to impossible. you can't make a phone call to north korea. you can't send an e-mail or text message or facebook and you can't even mail a letter. so the exiles have created a black market in information. they hire chinese careerist across the border and deliver messages, or sometimes they deliver chinese cellph
already had an associate's degree and that was considered too much education. she now working at a credit union and making $30,000 a year. she was making 45,000 at leviton. these are small margins. >> i know the magazine also took a look at which industries were hiring. where should people be focusing? >> there are actually surprisingly a lot of booming jobs in america. those jobs don't pay much. but in the top ten growing jobs, we have the biggest jobs like nurses and home health care workers and personal age aides because our aging population. those jobs pay $20,000, a year, not a lot, but the fastest growing job in america. we have carpentry and people in the construction trades. those jobs through 2020 are expected to boom and the reason for that is they shed about 50% of their jobs during the housing downturn and then we have other interesting professions that are growing that you wouldn't expect. biomedical engineers that also has to do with health care and those jobs pay a lot or even veterinvet ruinary technicians, people who work as assistants to vets. >> even in a downturn, the
-old activist for girls' education who was left seriously wounded in a targeted shooting. malalai yusufuzai was on her way home from school in an area of northwest pakistan when militants stopped the vehicle is traveling in. one man reportedly asked for her by name, and then shot her in the head and neck. the pakistani taliban has since claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted her speaking out against them as well as against "islam and sharia." malalai yusufuzai has been celebrated worldwide for opposing the taliban's efforts to stop girls from attending school. on wednesday, hundreds of people gathered in several pakistani cities to condemn the attack. >> there is nothing more cowardly than for grown men to be attacking a small little girl of 14 years old. i condemn it and the strongest possible way, and i think there could be nothing more cowardly. >> malalai yusufuzai is said to be in stable condition after undergoing surgery to remove a bullet from her skull. the pakistani government has offered a bounty of over $100,000 for the capture of those who shot her. in russia,
the president -- in educate the gateway to opportunity. [cheering and applause] across our most beautiful state, we have an abundance of sun and wind and geothermal. that's why i stand up and fight for our clean energy entrepreneurs and workers who are making nevada the clean energy jobs capital of the united states of america. [cheering and applause] and when it comes to our seniors, who have worked so hard their entire lives, i stand up and i fight so when they retire, we can have dignity and peace of mind knowing that their medicare and social security will be there for them in future generations. [cheering and applause] education, energy, veteran's benefits, medicare, social security, along with women's rights and welcome is what -- [cheering and applause] that's is what is at stake this november. on issue after issue president obama is moving us forward by rebuilding an economy that ensures that all americans who work hard, play by the rules, students, parents, hard-working men and women in nevada can build economic security and live the american dream. [cheering and applause] president ob
and her outfits and her accent and her education. her children and her makeup. for a group of folks that have tried so hard to eliminate sexism from the national discourse, they sure know how to use it when they need to, don't they? is the same with ann coulter. she's attacked for her looks and her hair in her way. since we are talking about weight, to notice the remarkable improvement over the years in the physical charms of women in the political ground. consider for a moment one of the first feminists to emerge in the early 1960s. now, fast-forward to 2012, a conservative writer, a quite a difference, wouldn't you say? the sudden ascension of sarah palin, until you consider that she was the enormously popular sitting governor here in america, when it comes to barack obama, even with a double large on, his words could barely take a page. [applause] my crackerjack research team got their hands just on that document read on barack obama's resume back in 2007 is looking to ditch his senate dagan move up. let me read a little bit for you. objective, leader of the free world. experienc
establish for two reasons. one is because there is a need for education in tennessee and the answer is that there is a memorial in the fat. so howard is says to sentiments together and forming this university and served as president in 1890s. this is an oddball peas because it's signed by jefferson davis, the higher theoretically if that actually would be shooting against a few years time. jefferson davis was of course secretary of war for the civil war and this is commissioned a second lieutenant. after he graduated from bowdoin, went to west point and was a commissioner commissioned officer after three years of being there. jefferson davis was an honorary recipient after the civil war. howard was appointed commissioner of the freedman's bureau. here is a letter from mary showed kerry, who was a black woven who is writing to howard, while howard is at this time president of howard university. he held both positions in the late 60s, early 70s. he had been a founding author of howard university. he and a group of others that a congregation of said about the civil war determining how
for educational research. you might remember them for the great schlepp in 2008, a viral video urging kids to get their grandparents to go out and vote for barack obama. with me now, two collaborators, jewish council for education research director mick moore, there he is. you're not looking very happy. and the comedian and creator of "the daily show" lizz winstead. let's take a look before we talk about you guys. let's take a look at your superpac's first video with actress rosie perez on mitt romney and latinos. >> that, you probably know, was the government of michigan, head of a car company, but he was born in mexico. had he been born of mexican parents, i'd have a better shot at winning this. >> actually, mitt, that is so true. the advantage is obvious. think of all of our hispanic american presidents from jorge washington, to jorge bush. fortunately, for you, mitt, you were cursed with the hard knock life of growing up as the son of a wealthy governor and auto executive? but the truth is, the reason why latinos aren't voting for you is because your policies suck. being latino wouldn't win y
education coverage for kids. so in the basic level. and of course we are creating jobs. probably we need to pay better those jobs but the fact is there. so migration-- migration reaches 0 rate in 2011, 2010 and probably 2012. now it is clear for me that these comprehensive immigration reform is absolutely required. and probably this is the window of opportunity to do that. y? because there is not such pressure in political field with immigration. we are stopping the mexican migration. and we can, or the american congress should consider that reform. that leave the people from the shadows, president obama say, i do believe on that and it could be very good for both country, not only for mexican workers but also for american society, that demand the services of the mexican people. >> rose: president calderon, thank you for joining us. pleasure to have you here. felipe calderon. >> google has changed the way we search, the way we use e-mail, the way we use maps and mobile technology. now it wants to disrupt the world of venture capital. founded in 2009 google ventures aims to maj 80 to 100
college-educated suburban people who said this is intolerable, we want action, and literally within six or seven months the environmental protection agency was established by richard nixon who was no tree hugging environmentalists let me tell you. there were seven or eight major pieces of legislation that passed the clean water act and safe drinking water act and so on. a tremendous change. and this was done in response to public pressure. public pressure exhibited by people going out in the streets taking part in demonstrations. next one is the march on washington. we just slipped by the 49th anniversary of the march on washington which on august 28th 1963i was there. it was a festival of democracy and unbelievable moment of shining idealism in america that america's dream of participation in equality for all could actually be realized. i had come from the south and i had seen a kid sitting at the lunch counters and i would walk with the kids and birmingham when they unleashed the police dogs and turned the fire hoses on the demonstrators and i saw martin luther king get arrested and t
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